Category Archives: Science

The Atmosphere Is Proof of Creationism

This one was found at the website of the Institute for Creation Research. It’s titled Earth’s Atmosphere Is Vital to Life, and it was written by Johnathan Corrado. They say he has a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Colorado State University and an M.Div. [Master of Divinity!] from Nations University [a “distance” university]. Very impressive! Here are some excerpts from his post, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

There are countless interconnected, precise, and non-coincidental features of Earth that directly contribute to our planet’s ability to sustain life. [Impressive sentence!] One such phenomenon is that of Earth’s ultraviolet shield called the atmosphere. The atmosphere’s complex arrangement and seamlessly balanced, life-sustaining attributes distinctly indicate non-coincidental purpose and skillful crafting by a Designer who “is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:17).

Wowie — the atmosphere was crafted by a Designer! Then he says:

An atmosphere is the layer or layers of gases that envelope a planet and are held in place by the gravity of the planet. [Pay attention — you might learn something!] All the planets (and even a few moons) in our solar system have an atmosphere, but Earth’s atmosphere plays a vital role in our planet’s ability to sustain life. It protects Earth from the harsh rays of the sun and dampens temperature extremes, acting like a protective jacket wrapped around the planet.

Ooooooooooooh! The atmosphere is wonderful! After we skip a couple of paragraphs, the Master of Divinity tells us:

Interestingly, no other planet in our solar system has an atmosphere like Earth’s. [Wow!] Mars and Venus have atmospheres, but they cannot support life because they lack sufficient oxygen. In fact, Venus’ atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide and contains clouds made up of sulfuric acid. It’s so hot and dense that no human could even take a breath. [Gasp!] It traps heat in a runaway greenhouse effect, making it the hottest planet in our solar system. Surface temperatures are hot enough to melt lead!

We’re so lucky we don’t live on Venus — and let’s not even think about Uranus! Skipping a scripture quote, the Master of Divinity concludes with this:

Confirmation of the intricate design of Earth is constantly bombarding our intellect. It’s easy to infer that our physical existence resulted from design in contrast to inadvertent, evolutionary causes. [It’s so obvious!] From the astronomical bodies to subatomic particles, the features of our existence are thoroughly balanced and function as a system of systems. As science continues to advance and unfold the mysteries of Earth, scientists continue to discover how uniquely tailored our planet is for life.

If that didn’t convince you, dear reader then you are beyond help. Your destiny is the Lake of Fire!

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Another Holy Moley Post from the Discoveroids

Like all our posts lately, this one was inspired by something we found at the creationist blog of the Discovery Institute. It’s titled Klavan and Meyer on God and Science, and it has no author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

On a new ID the Future episode [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!], Stephen Meyer sits down with talk show host and bestselling novelist Andrew Klavan [Never heard of him!] to discuss Meyer’s Return of the God Hypothesis.

Groan! Yer another Discoveroid post about Meyer’s book! Then they say:

In this fast-paced conversation the pair touch on the Judeo-Christian roots of science [Clunker One] how fine-tuning in physics and cosmology point to intelligent design [Clunker Two], and how a great many scientists held out hope that the universe was eternal and therefore did not require a creator, but eventually threw in the towel as evidence mounted for a cosmic beginning. [Clunker Three]

Regarding their first clunker, it was the Greeks who originated what we know as science — see Did Science Originate with Creationists? Their next clunker, about “fine tuning,” is a “Zeus or the Multiverse” question, which is too crazy to consider. Clunker three assumes — without evidence — that literally nothing existed before the universe started expanding. We’ve only heard creationists make that claim, so we’ll ignore it. Okay, moving along, they tell us:

What about the multiverse hypothesis as an escape for atheists wishing to explain away the evidence for a cosmic designer?

Evidence for a cosmic designer? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s move on and see if they say anything else. Okay, how about this:

Meyer and Klavan discuss a noted atheist philosopher who frankly admits that he doesn’t want theism to be true and yet also admits that modern Darwinism has crashed and burned [What?], and the evidence for design in various scientific fields is too powerful to be ignored. Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted!]

The final paragraph of their post is a plea for donations. If you’re interested, click over there and send ’em some dough. We’re outta here!

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Discoveroids and 1984 Again

Once more, the creationist blog of the Discovery Institute employs 1984, the splendid anti-totalitarian novel by George Orwell, to promote their peculiar endeavors. The title of their new post is Let’s Make Orwell Fiction Again! It was written by Klinghoffer. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 is coming true before our eyes [Gasp!], and most people are hardly aware of what’s happening, accepting it all as the new normal. Big Tech and social media are steadily shrinking the range of permissible thought. The scientists with the Center for Science & Culture [i.e., the Discoveroids] know this only too well.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The Discoveroids are the freedom fighters, and yor, dear reader, are a brutal functionary of the State. Then Klinfhoffer says:

As the editor of Evolution News — the daily voice of the intelligent design research community [Hee hee!], with over a million users — I’m writing to ask for your assistance: Please help us “Make Orwell Fiction Again”! [Link omitted!]

That was a link to a page where you can contribute to the Discoveroids. Okay, moving along:

Our tech overlords [Groan!] have multiple weapons at their disposal, from outright censorship to deviously devised algorithms. They want to suppress many lines of thought that they don’t like. The most important one concerns the history of life, of the cosmos, and how those give evidence of intelligent design.

No doubt about it dear reader — you’re pure evil, just like the Party in Orwell’s novel. Here’s more:

Today, intelligent design is a thoughtcrime. Using words that help others recognize the meaning that underlies nature may be the severest offense. Fortunately, we still have tools of our own to share what the best science [Hee hee!] has revealed.

One tool is paid online promotion, to distribute the writing of our scientists at Evolution News [Their creationist blog!] as widely as possible. It’s a powerful tool — but an expensive one. The cost is equal to the importance of our work.

The rest of it is a long plea for money. You wanna contribute? Go ahead, and tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya!

Discoveroids Say the Fossil Record Is Nonsense

The Discovery Institute’s creationist blog has a genuine classic today. The name of their amazing post is New Science Uprising Episode Asks, “Just How Bad Is the Fossil Record for Darwin’s Theory?”. It was written by Klinghoffer. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

The next Science Uprising episode — “Fossils: Mysterious Origins” — premieres this coming Wednesday, November 17 at 12 noon Pacific time. [How exciting!]] If you ask a traditional Darwinian evolutionist for the very best evidence of his theory, he will almost certainly say that evidence comes from paleontology. Fossils surely demonstrate the truth of Darwinism. Don’t they?

The Discoveroids — like all creationists — would like everyone to ignore the fossil record. Klinghoffer gives us his reasons:

Not so fast, as paleontologist Günter Bechly, geologist Casey Luskin, biologist Richard Sternberg, and philosopher of science Stephen Meyer explain. [Impressive names!] The masked narrator of Science Uprising series asks, “Just how bad is the fossil record for Darwin’s theory?” [Huh?] The answer is that, with all the jumps and explosions, the abrupt transitions and rapid developments of form where Darwin and his followers expected only slow change, the fossil record is nothing less than awful for evolution.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Then he babbles for a bit about gaps in the fossil record, which are inevitable. There will never be a fossil for every generation of every species — that’s quite impossible. Most creatures that die get devoured by predators or scavengers. The big point — which creationists always ignore — is that no fossil contradicts the theory of evolution.

We wrote about this ghastly creationist clinker during the first week of this humble blog — see Where Are The Anachronistic Fossils? There’s no need to repeat what we said there. Actually, this Discoveroid post is good news, because it’s the best they can do.